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Macromolecular Superstructures: A Future Beyond Single Chain Nanoparticles

Frisch, Hendrik; Tuten, Bryan T.; Barner‐Kowollik, Christopher

Abstract:
Over the last 100 years polymer chemistry has flourished in all areas and enabled control over synthetic polymer architectures – including chain lengths, dispersity and monomer sequences. Compared to the architectures of biomacromolecules, these scientific achievements mainly took place on the level of primary structures. The plethora of functions carried out by proteins in nature, however, does not only result from their primary structure, but from ist folding into perfectly defined 3D structures. Striving towards a similar architectural control and function in synthetic polymers, the field of single chain nanoparticles (SCNPs) emerged. In this review, we analyze the state of the art and identify what is currently standing between polymer chemistry and perfectly controlled synthetic macromolecular architectures. Based on the current challenges in the field of SCNPs, we discuss potential avenues to break today’s barriers and explore future applications reaching beyond the current-state-of-the-art.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000118809
Veröffentlicht am 29.04.2020
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0021-2148, 1869-5868
KITopen-ID: 1000118809
Erschienen in Israel journal of chemistry
Band 60
Heft 1-2
Seiten 86–99
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 05.03.2020
Schlagwörter single chain nanoparticles, polymer chemistry, macromolecular architectures, polymer ligations, polymerization reactions
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